life doesn’t stop for us
like some bus, picking us up, dropping us off
there’s no stopping what’s always been
and without reason
reinvents itself moment by moment
it just moves through us
that’s all it’s supposed to do
it’s not yours, or mine, to keep
given what it is
let’s not stand in its way
try to slow it down, or
even speed it up
don’t believe me?
let’s hold our breath
as though that changes anything
eventually, we’ll breathe
and life continues on
in case we’re wondering
death brings no end to life, only us
think naming things stops their becoming?
just let life go on, and
let’s get out of its way
13 thoughts on “life doesn’t stop for us”
Nasra: Thanks so much and glad you enjoyed the poem.
thoughtful and magical …oh life
Thanks Dan. Appreciate your visit and comments.
Thanks Gautami. Glad you enjoyed the poem.
I like this very much. The last stanza….
I like it!
Good last two lines.
Not to mention the ones above…
Floots: Thanks. Good to see you back. Hope all is well. Relish each day, as we all should.
Polona: Thanks. Glad you do. The poem popped into my head as I was meditating.
Aurora: Thanks so much. Hope you are well.
Kent: Thanks for saying that. Much appreciated and hope you are well.
and sometimes it moves too fast for me
wow. i really like this one.
I like the analogies in here, Don.
You have such a great way of capturing aspects of life. Your poetry makes me stop and think. I really, really like that.